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, participation and structural change. 49 From the 1950s, new organisations joined the voluntary sector: campaigning bodies whose focus was to critique and improve public policies, entities that aided constituents navigating the statutory sector, groups supporting those overlooked by government services and overseas development organisations. Older philanthropies rethought their processes and objectives. 50 The informal sector saw a resurgence of self-help and community activity. 51 Conservative government (1979–1990) cuts to welfare programmes also bolstered the activities

in Catholic nuns and sisters in a secular age